Ex-Cavs GM David Griffin believes Kyrie Irving will be traded, applauds ‘courage’ to make request

Kyrie Irving has come under fire since his trade request became the biggest NBA news of the summer, but he has one man in his corner. Former Cavs general manager David Griffin, who parted ways with the franchise only days before the 2017 NBA Draft, says Irving handled a difficult situation the right way. Griffin […]

John Wall agrees to four-year, $170 million supermax extension with Wizards

John Wall has agreed to the designated player veteran exception with the Wizards, meaning the All-Star guard is on board for a a four-year, $170 million extension starting in 2019, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports. Including the final two years and $37 million left on his current deal, Wall is set to earn $207 million […]

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas won’t undergo hip surgery

Isaiah Thomas’ rehabilitation will start sooner than expected. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge disclosed Wednesday that hip surgery has been ruled out for the star point guard. However, a resolution of his status with the Knicks still hasn’t been reached. Even though Anthony said he wants to stay in New York to be […]

Timberwolves owner wants meeting with Andrew Wiggins before sealing max deal

The Timberwolves are willing to dish out the money for Andrew Wiggins, but they want to make sure Wiggins is just as serious about them. Team owner Glen Taylor said he wants to have an in-person meeting with Wiggins about his future with the ‘Wolves and how he plans on working to getting the team […]

LeBron James invites Derrick Rose to work out in Las Vegas, report says

LeBron James and Derrick Rose will be heading to Las Vegas to work out together as teammates, ESPN.com reported. James extended the invitation to Rose, who accepted. The pair could work out as early as Wednesday, according to the report. James is already in Sin City on vacation and doing workouts on his own. The […]

Steven Adams’ secret to successful free-throw practice is punch to gut

Steven Adams has a unique method to practice his free throws. To improve his form, the Thunder big man has one of Oklahoma City’s assistant coaches sneak up and punch him in the gut when he’s least expecting it. Here’s how Adams’ practice sessions go, via the Norman Transcript: He plays one of the most […]

NBA trade rumors: One Draymond Green quote offers Kyrie Irving important lesson

And before you write off those early years as Irving being a youngster trying to carry an awful roster, keep in mind what happens to his current team when LeBron leaves the floor. At 25, Irving is just a year younger than Bryant was in 2004 when the Lakers handed him the keys to the […]

Knicks owner James Dolan hasn’t spoken to new GM Scott Perry since hiring him

James Dolan is not known to be the most personable man in the world. Charles Oakley can attest to that. But most people would assume he would go out of his way to meet his new hires, since he, you know, owns the Knicks. But he has yet to meet with new general manager Scott […]

NBA free agency: Dan Gilbert clearing path out of Cleveland for LeBron James

James is not one of those. He’s keenly aware of what’s gone on with the Cavs, and the messages Gilbert has been sending no meaningful roster additions, no firm hand at the top of the basketball operation are being read loud and clear by the Cavs’ bedrock star. Don’t be surprised, then, when James sends […]